Stress and Occupational Related Sleep Disorders
A common precursor and symptom of stress related illness is the disruption of the Sleep-Wake cycle. Psychological Stress for example due to deadlines, examinations or job crisis leads to activation of the sympathetic nervous system and an increased state of arousal.
As a result of this heightened arousal, there is inevitably a degree of sleep disruption and insomnia that can lead to a vicious cycle of chronic insomnia. Timely and adequate treatment of the stressors and the associated sleep disturbances is highly effective in preventing the slide into a chronic state of sleep disruption.
A combine approach using medication and Cognitive Therapy is proven to reduce the rate of chronic suffering in patients with stress induced sleep disruption.
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